Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria

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The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) was founded in 1848, when a group of Melbourne's leading citizens formed the Agricultural Society of Victoria with the aim of "furthering the quality of Australia's primary production by means of contests and competitions". [1] [2] [3] [4]


RASV promotes the development of and celebrates agriculture through agricultural events and food and drinks awards programs.

RASV's flagship event, the Royal Melbourne Show attracts around 450,000 people each year.


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